Date: circa 1939
Credits: BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda, Armand Sénécal funds. 08Y,P246,P115.
In the late 1930s, Armand Senécal was a travelling salesman for the Salada Tea Company and visited several mining towns in Abitibi. He took the opportunity to shoot footage with his 8mm camera.
This crudely edited amateur video features many scenes filmed by Senécal during his long walks through the streets of Noranda. There is a lot of footage of the mine (the headframes, the smelter, the smoking chimneys, etc.), and of the wide streets with the boardwalks. You can see houses alongside the many stores and public buildings. You can catch a glimpse of the Notre-Dame-de-Protection church, the Noranda Theatre, the post office, the arena, etc.